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Mental Capacity Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

Section 234Sections 231 and 232: additional powers of Tribunal etc

This section provides that where the Tribunal decides under section 231 or 232 not to discharge a person, it may, with a view to facilitating the discharge of the person at a later date, recommend the taking of specified actions and further consider the case where those actions have not been complied with. Where the Tribunal further considers the case, section 231 or as the case may be, section 232, applies.

A discharge of a person under Chapter 8 does not prevent that person from being detained in circumstances amounting to a deprivation of liberty by virtue of Part 2 of the Act or under Part 2 of the Mental Health Order.

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